The UT Arboretum Society’s Third Saturday Hike for May will be held May 18 at the UT Arboretum. Learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours). Our May hike is one of the official hikes of the 2019 Covenant Health Dogwood Arts Patch Program www.covenanthealth.com/dogwoodpatch . On the May hike, a route will be chosen going south into the forest looking for wildflowers such as mayapples that are beginning to bloom.
Meet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. Hikes will be varied in intensity level, and the route may be changed due to weather conditions or leader’s choice. These hikes are designed to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated at you hike. This hike will be led by a volunteer familiar with the UT Arboretum and the trail system.
This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. No registration is required. To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277.
901 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830